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A Very Short History of the Leap Second

For the 26th time since 1972, a leap second will be added to the clock to compensate for the Earth’s slowing rotation. But will it be history’s last?

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Gregorian Calendar

Explore the history of the Gregorian calendar, which Britain and its colonies adopted 260 years ago.